Healthy Blondies

Healthy Blondies

January 20, 2014 8 comments

Recently, my friend from elementary school, Ben, reached out to me on Facebook after seeing my blog (Hi Ben!). I hadn’t heard from him in years, so when he asked me if I ever made my mom’s congo bars it brought back a flood of memories. I hadn’t thought about my mom’s beloved congo bars in ages. In fact, I couldn’t even recall that last time she made them. But […]

This Week’s Grocery Haul

January 13, 2014 8 comments
This Week's Grocery Haul

I have been getting a bunch of questions about how I grocery shop: Do I go to one store? Multiple? Do I always go prepared with a list or do I just wing it? So, I decided to answer a lot of those questions in this post by showing you this week’s grocery haul. I typically grocery shop once a week. I, most often, go to Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, or both. […]

Whole Wheat Blueberry Lemon Muffins

January 7, 2014 9 comments
Whole Wheat Blueberry Lemon Muffins

I buy a ton of frozen berries and veggies. I use the berries in breakfast smoothies and on top of greek yogurt as a yummy snack. The veggies go into soups and stews or are just served as a quick and easy side to a weeknight dinner. As of lately, I am obsessed with baby peas – did you know they are packed with protein? The great thing about frozen […]

Roasted Pear and Fennel Salad

December 30, 2013 0 comments
Roasted Pear and Fennel Salad Recipe -- perfect for winter! l www.littlechefbigappetite.com

This past week I took a nice solid detox away from everything. I flew back to the East coast for a wonderful week of relaxation with my parents. I don’t get to go home as often as I would like, so when I am home, I try to savor every moment of it. This trip I split my time between Boston and Maine, which was very special because I haven’t […]

Pita Pizza with Ground Sirloin and Hummus

December 19, 2013 2 comments
Pita Pizza with Ground Sirloin and Hummus

I decided to take a break from my slow cooker this week. Don’t get me wrong, it took serious effort to pull myself away. I am just so in love with the concept of prepping everything ahead of time and coming home from work and not having to do a darn thing! Travis and I have made these pita pizzas twice now. The first time we followed a recipe from […]

Eats Lately (2)

December 16, 2013 5 comments
Eats Lately (2)

I’ve been eating really well the last few weeks. Most food has been from my own kitchen, but some of it has been out with Travis, friends, and coworkers as well. Last Friday my office celebrated the holidays by decorating the office together with a tree, lights, presents, a Menorah, and best yet….cookie decorating! I was in charge of making the cookies, so a few coworkers came over the night […]

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

December 10, 2013 1 comment
Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe l www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I think it is safe to say I am slow cooker obsessed. Let me preface all of this by saying, yes, I know I am WAAAAAY late to the slow cooker game. For a while now, everyone  has been telling me that I needed to get one. Given my busy work schedule and limited time in the evenings, I always acknowledged it would be a very helpful appliance to have […]

Healthy Brownie Bites

November 26, 2013 9 comments
Healthy Brownie Bites

I have been seeing lots of raw vegan desserts pop up around the internet these days. Some of them intrigue me, but most of the time I sit there and question the fact that combining XYZ ingredients is actually going to taste like a piece of carrot cake, apple pie, or the like. I am all for healthy desserts, but my goal is have the healthier version taste exactly (or […]

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

November 21, 2013 2 comments
Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Are you one of those people who plans your Thanksgiving menu two months out? Or are you a procrastinator? You finalize the menu while maneuvering your way through the busy grocery store aisles the Wednesday before the big day. Well, if you haven’t finalized your menu yet (or if you are open to change), look no further! I put together a Thanksgiving recipe roundup of various courses that I have […]

Honey Sesame Almonds

November 18, 2013 15 comments
Honey Sesame Almonds

People often ask me about the name “Little Chef Big Appetite.”  How little are you really? And if you’re so little, how much do you really eat? Well guys, it isn’t just a cutesy blog name. I am 5 feet tall (not an inch more or less), and I am quite “small-boned,” I guess you could say. I can totally still shop in the kids section, but in order to […]